The flip-flop operation of a distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser using sidemode injection locking is demonstrated. The mode suppression induced by spectral hole burning between two longitudinal modes allows stable bistable operation. A switching time of 0.8 ns and a switching power of 30 μW in flip-flop cycle of 10 ns are successfully demonstrated.
- Bistable laser
- distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) laser
- injection locking
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering